Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2022 is gearing up ahead of its grand final next week, with only a wildcard semi-final before that.
Five acts were granted automatic spots in the Melodi Grand Prix final – Anna-Lisa Kumoji, NorthKid, Elsie Bay, Christian Ingebrigtsen and Subwoolfer. But unlike previous years, all their songs premiered before any of the live shows.
That meant we were able to ask you which of these five acts your favourite was.
Now, 1,922 votes later, we have a result.
Elsie Bay is a favourite of the Melodi Grand Prix 2022 automatic finalists
We can reveal that Elsie Bay is your number one pick from the Melodi Grand Prix 2022 automatic qualifiers with. Her song, “Death Of Us”, comfortably secured 45% of the vote.
There was one other standout favourite amongst our readers – Subwoolfer and “Give That Wolf a Banana”. They followed closely behind, earning 37% of the total.
Poll results: Who is your favourite automatic qualifier from Melodi Grand Prix 2022?
- Elsie Bay – “Death Of Us” | 880 votes (45.79%)
- Subwoolfer – “Give That Wolf a Banana” | 716 votes (37.25%)
- NorthKid – “Someone” | 146 votes (7.60%)
- Anna-Lisa Kumoji – “Queen Bees” | 101 votes (5.25%)
- Christian Ingebrigtsen – “Wonder of the World” | 79 votes (4.11%)
Total votes: 1,922
Melodi Grand Prix 2022: Automatic Qualifiers
1. Elsie Bay – “Death of Us”
Songwriters: Elsa Søllesvik, Jonas Holteberg Jensen, Andreas Stone Johansson
Elsa Søllesvik got her breakthrough already as part of the act Elsa & Emilie, garnering her much popularity around the country, but now she has rebranded as Elsie Bay for her Melodi Grand Prix debut. She has also written music for several shows, such as SKAM and the Korean TV series The Queens House, and songs for MGP, including “Witch Woods” last year, and “Hammer of Thor” this year.
2. Subwoolfer – “Give That Wolf A Banana”
Songwriters: “Keith”, “Jim”
Self-described as “The biggest band in the Galaxy, formed 4.5 billion years ago on their home planet, the moon”, little is known of “Keith” and “Jim”, the canid pair that makes up the duo Subwoolfer. Many rumours about their identity have been thrown around, including suspicions of them being the internationally-known Ylvis. Nevertheless, they have said that they want to “claim their musical throne by performing at the most prestigious musical event in the history of the world – MGP Norway 2022.”
3. NorthKid – “Someone”
Songwriters: Helge Moen, Alex Charles, Sandra Lyng, Jim Bergsted
Bilal Saab, Helge Moen, Håkon Guttormsen, Sebastian Willassen and Vegard Olaussen form the pop band NorthKid. Popularly proclaimed as “the world’s northernmost boy band”, with origins in Alta and Hasvik, they serve a slice of musical joy and playfulness across their material. Saab himself has won the popular television show Stjernekamp in 2019, and now the whole band is ready to compete for a place in the Eurovision Song Contest in May.
4. Anna-Lisa Kumoji – “Queen Bees”
Songwriters: Olli Äkräs, Alan Roy Scott, Elsbeth Rehder, Anna-Lisa Kumoji
Anna-Lisa Kumoji has many years of experience as a professional singer and actress, both in musicals and television. In 2019, she managed to reach the gold final of Melodi Grand Prix 2019 with “Holla”, and now once again she has managed to climb up the ranks to feature in her second MPG final with the rousingly vintage “Queen Bees”.
5. Christian Ingebrigtsen – “Wonder of the World”
Songwriters: Christian Ingebrigtsen, Michael Hunter Ochs, Henrik Tala
Christian Ingebrigtsen is better known as a member from the world-famous pop group A1, who have won several prestigious music awards and sold over 10 million albums. Christian has also written several songs in Melodi Grand Prix that have ended high in the competition, including the Ulrikke Brandstorp’s “Attention”, the winning song of the 2020 edition.
Do you agree with the results? Is Elsie Bay also your pick from these automatic qualifiers of Melodi Grand Prix 2022? Let us know in the comments below!